7 Jun – Malaysian moviegoers can't get enough of Jake Gyllenhaal's "Prince Of Persia: The Sands Of Time" as it maintains peek position for second week running over the weekend box office (3-6 Jun). Moreover, the digital 2D and normal version is still kept within the Top 3 highest grossing films at the 18-screen GSC Mid Valley, according to cinema manager Lee Kong Yew.
Two local releases, comedy "Kecoh Betul" and novel-turned-feature film "Lagenda Budak Setan", debuted last Thursday with the latter shooting up Cinema Online's 'Hot Movie Checks' on opening day (3 Jun), beating "Prince Of Persia". The love story, based on the popular 1985 Ahadiat Akashah novel, was one of the top selling movies over the weekend.
Action comedy "Killers" starring Katherine Heigl and Ashton Kutcher garnered an encouraging response, while "Marmaduke", based on the long-running comic strip about a clumsy Great Dane, whimpered at the box office. According to Box Office Mojo, "Marmaduke" came in lower that past disappointment "Underdog" and was further dwarfed by "Garfield: The Movie", "Alvin And The Chipmunks", and "Beverly Hills Chihuahua".
Over in the United States, the surprising ogre rakes in more greens as "Shrek Forever After" wins again for third weekend in a row. Meanwhile, "The Twilight Saga: New Moon" shines at the MTV Movie Awards 2010, dominating five prizes including Best Movie. Kristen Stewart won Best Female Performance and Best Kiss, sharing the latter award with Robert Pattinson as they both staged a deliberately awkward smooch for excited Twilighters. Pattinson also won Best Male Performance and was named MTV's Global Superstar. In addition to the "Twilight" hype, the award show showcased an exclusive preview of the third film, "The Twilight Saga: Eclipse".